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SSA-2004-049-01 Kernel security update Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
SSA-2004-049-01 Kernel security update
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
New kernels are available for Slackware 9.1 and -current to fix
a bounds-checking problem in the kernel's mremap() call which
could be used by a local attacker to gain root rights.
Please note that this is not the same issue as CVE-2003-0985
which was fixed in early January.
The kernels in Slackware 8.1 and 9.0 that were updated in
January are not vulnerable to this new issue because the patch
from Solar Designer that was used to fix the CVE-2003-0985 bugs
also happened to fix the problem that was discovered later.
Sites running Slackware 9.1 or -current should upgrade to a
new kernel. After installing the new kernel, be sure to run
More details about this issue may be found in the Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:
Click HERE for more information and discussions on this network vulnerability scan.